- Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old woman suffering from terminal cancer, committed assisted suicide this weekend in Oregon with a lethal dose of prescription drugs.
- Audio recordings reveal that the Federal Aviation Administration's 12-day ban on flights over Ferguson, Missouri, was intended—at least by local authorities—to keep news helicopters from witnessing and covering events there.
- It will all be over soon, but one more time for kicks: Weekend polling numbers show Republican candidates with a slight lead over Democrats in several of the more contested U.S. Senate races.
- J/K!, it never ends: Runoff elections are looking likely in Georgia and Louisiana, which means "Who will control the Senate?" might not actually be answerable until 2015.
- Meanwhile, in eastern Ukraine, Pro-Russian separatist Alexander Zakharchenko has been elected "head of the Donetsk People's Republic"—a vote Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko denounced as a "farce".
- The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments today concerning the passports of American citizens born in Jerusalem.
- Canada has officially joined in on bombing ISIS.
- Meet Texas' wacky roster of third-party gubernatorial candidates.
It took a jury 26 minutes to decide that Jonathan Vanderhagen wasn't guilty.
Jonathan Vanderhagen believes a judge doomed his son to an early death. The judge says Vanderhagen's Facebook posts were intimidating.
A court ruled that officers did not have enough information to know whether or not stealing violates the Constitution.
Many arms of government are unpopular with large swathes of the American population.
Conservatives deploy state power to go after speech they don't like.